Follow-up: MORE things white people need to understand

As expected, my last post, "'All lives matter' is an idiotic thing to say :: And other things white people need to understand" has received some pushback from white readers. While I stand by that post, the comments I received about it made me realize it was not as informative as it could have been.…

“All Lives Matter” is an idiotic thing to say :: And other things white people need to understand

This is not a conversation I want to have. I wish it weren't necessary, but here we are, no mistaking it, this is something that has to happen.I could talk about the birds and the bees all day--but race in America? Heaven help me.The fact is, fellow white people, I'm troubled by some of the…

The Decent Human Being’s Guide to COVID-19

“It sucks that people die, but they do, we can’t stop that.” So said one of the protesters at the Kentucky State Capitol yesterday. While the governor delivered his daily coronavirus briefing, the protesters outside blew horns, shouted “We want to work,” and waved signs saying “Open Kentucky.” They kept up the noise throughout the…

Woman of Valor: In Memoriam RHE

Today, for the first time in months, I cleared my desk.  I bundled together all the unsorted letters and put them in a drawer.  I threw away the empty envelopes and odd paper scraps.  I moved all the knick-knacks and ran a dust cloth over the surface.  When that was done, I pulled in a…